I started to say "new mantra", but honestly I've never had a mantra* before, that I can remember. So this is a first for me, and I'm hoping it will help me curb some of my self-destructive habits, such as staying up all hours watching Turner Classic Movies or obsessively scouring the web for delicious content:
Make good choices.
Easy enough, right?
(*) What is a mantra, anyway? I looked it up, and it seems that I'm somewhere between the two meanings, the first being a sacred verbal chant, the second being a commonly repeated phrase. Obviously "Make good choices" isn't explicitly spiritual. It is a directive to me (think about and do what's best) and an abbreviated plea for help (Lord, help me figure this out!), simultaneously. So it's not really a mantra in either meaning of the word, but I'm going to keep calling it my mantra anyway.